Sun-Moon-Earth

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1

The phases of the moon form a ________ every month because they repeat in the same order.

pattern

2

Describe the surface of the moon.

The surface of the moon has deep holes called craters.

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What would the moon need to have in order to provide a safe temperature for living things, like the safe temperature we have for living things here on Earth?

A layer of air.

4

How long does it take Earth to revolve around the sun?

365 days, a year.

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How long does it take the moon to go through all the phases?

approx 29.5 days, a month.

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As the moon is orbiting, we see...

The same side of the moon all the time, and different lighted amounts of this side.

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What is an orbit?

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An object that follows a path to revolve around a larger object.

The curved path, described by a planet, satellite, spaceship, etc., around a celestial body, as the sun.

To move or travel around in an orbital or elliptical path. Example: The earth orbits the sun once every 365.25 days.

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What does revolution mean?

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The definition of a revolution is the movement of one object around a center or another object.

An example of revolution is movement of the earth around the sun.

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Does the moon orbit?

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Yes the moon orbits. The moon orbits the Earth once every month.

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Be able to label the 8 phases of the moon.

New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, Waning Crescent.

http://youtu.be/AQRNzepe4wI

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Be able to label the phases on a diagram. Knowing the location of the sun is very important because it could change where the new moon is located. The order of the phases will always stay the same, but where you start could be different. Reminders: Always label the New Moon first. Then, the Full Moon. Always include arrows to show the path (counter clockwise).

Sun on Top

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Be able to label these on a diagram. Knowing the location of the sun is very important because it could change where the new moon is located. The order of the phases will always stay the same, but where you start could be different. Reminders: Always label the New Moon first. Then, the Full Moon. Always include arrows to show the path (counter clockwise).

Sun on Bottom

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Be able to label the phases on a diagram. Knowing the location of the sun is very important because it could change where the new moon is located. The order of the phases will always stay the same, but where you start could be different. Reminders: Always label the New Moon first. Then, the Full Moon. Always include arrows to show the path (counter clockwise).

Sun on the Right

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Be able to label the phases on a diagram. Knowing the location of the sun is very important because it could change where the new moon is located. The order of the phases will always stay the same, but where you start could be different. Reminders: Always label the New Moon first. Then, the Full Moon. Always include arrows to show the path (counter clockwise).

Sun on the Left

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Where do scientists and other people go to view and study the sun, moon, and Earth (including other objects in the sky)?

Observatory

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What does the Earth revolve around?

Sun

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What is the moon?

Earth's only natural SATELLITE.

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List in order from smallest to largest. Sun-Moon-Earth

Smallest: Moon

Earth

Largest: Sun

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When an object orbits around another object it is...

Revolving

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The Earth ______ on its axis.

Rotates

21

What is a system?

A group of objects combined together to form a whole or work together.

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If the moon were farther away from us, it would look ____?

Smaller

23

Draw and label a picture of how the Earth rotates (don't forget your arrows). Be able to...

1. Explain what the Earth's rotating causes.

2. How long the Earth takes to rotate around one time.

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Draw and label a picture of how the Earth revolves (don't forget your arrows). Be able to...

1. Tell two reasons for the seasons.

2. Label the Sun, Earth, and tell how long it takes.

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Does the moon have gravity?

Yes, but the moon's gravity is not strong enough to hold a layer of air.

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During a FULL moon, how much of the lighted side of the moon is visible from Earth?

All of the lighted side.

(The other half is on the opposite side that we cannot see)

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The sun is a _______.

Star